FestiRail Model Railway Exhibition
Community Centre(adjacent to Springs swimming pool), Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX
Saturday the 7th July
11.00 - 16.00
This is part of the Princes Risborough Town Festival week, this is an informal event where you have the opportunity to see the clubs current projects and to discuss all aspects of modelling. For this we have taken over the whole of the Community Centre, to showcase what we get up to, plus there will be modelling demonstrations and displays of track laying, scenery, electrics, layout research, kit-building, detailing and
weathering in a variety of scales from N through 00, 4mm finescale to 7mm.
Aylesbury LNWR, Photograph by Andy York, courtesy of BRM
The following layouts are down to be setup and running:
- Aylesbury LNWR, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Risborough & District Model Railway Club, Set in the Edwardian era circa.1910, the layout depicts the whole of the station (old High Street station long since gone) complex with engine shed, goods yard and gas works, amongst the back drop of the town.
- Aylesbury Town, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by Risborough & District Model Railway Club, See our under construction scale model of this station, set in the 1950s/60s, this will allow a mix of stock, GC, Metropolitan, LNER, GW, BR etc, with both through trains and stopping services(north & south), with local trains for Amersham, plus branch trains to Princes Risborough.
- Loughborough Road, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Alan Paley, 3 railways, the Melton Mowbray and Nottingham Railway, LNWR and Midland had access to a cramped terminus at Loughborough Rd. So the time period is 1900 to 1930 with MR, LNWR and LMS stock.
- Okehampton, O Gauge, Exhibited by Risborough & District Model Railway Club, The whole scenic section, with station, engine shed and yard area of our large southern post 1947 layout, where a variety of locos can be seen shunting the yard and operating on the main line.
- Ottilies, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Andrew and Ottilie Hicks, This is a double sided layout set in the Yorkshire during the LNER period, with a town station scene on one side and a county station scene on the other, the whole layout folds in half for storage.
- Shunting Puzzle, O Gauge, Exhibited by Risborough & District Model Railway Club, Come and test your skill on our Shutting Puzzle, there is a small cost to enter, but the fastest time will win a prize.
Please note we are proud to present the last ever full public showing of Geoff Williams’s iconic 1:76 scale Aylesbury LNWR layout. This fifty-five year old model of the former Aylesbury High Street station (once situated where Vale Park is today) represents faithfully the whole station complex - including engine shed, goods yard and adjoining gas works - as it would have looked in the year 1911. Built to a very high standard of realism the model achieves a convincing sense of scenic depth through the decreasing perspective of the background building, and provides a possibly the last opportunity to view a pre First World War scene of Aylesbury. Being originally built into Geoff’s loft the layout has since been adapted for public viewing, for its appearance at FestiRail, which it is anticipated will attract considerable interest both from local residents and from the wider exhibition-going public - particularly as this opportunity is un-likely to be repeated by the Club.
Why not down load our FestiRail Poster to display in your club room, your town or at your local exhibition.
Princes Risborough Community Centre is situated near the Town Centre next to the Leisure Centre.
Level wheelchair access is available throughout, and there is a separate disabled toilet.
Tea, coffee plus plenty of cake, will be available.
Directions to the Exhibition
Princes Risborough is served by a fast, frequent Chiltern Railways service from London Marylebone in the south to Birmingham Snow Hill or Banbury in the North and from Aylesbury via the branch.
Taxis are available from the station forecourt.
From the station, go down Station Approach, turn right into Station Road, then
immediately turn left into Manor Park Avenue, then take the second left into Stratton Road follow this until you reach the
Click Here for timetable and other information.
By Bus from Aylesbury/Wycombe Bus Stations
Catch the 300 service bus and alight at the Market Square in Princes Risborough, then it's just a 5 minute walk, down
Church Street and into Stratton Road, follow the path round the Mount Carpark and the Community Centre is the first on the right.
Click Here for 300 Bus Route and Timetable.
Only disabled car parking places are available at the Community Centre, therefore
all other visitors are required to park in the Mount Carpark in Stratton Road,
please note that this is pay and display, but for the 7th July only it is free, also note that the High Street, Duke Street and Church Street will be closed to traffic all day, so you will have to approach from the station side of the town.